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FairGame Reaches Agreements with 10 Casino Applicants

Jul 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fairgame announced today Memorandums of Understanding with 10 of the 17 applicants vying for 4 new casino licenses available in 3 upstate New York regions: the Southern Tier, the Catskills and the Capital Region. The coalition is composed of the senior executives of municipal and not for profit live […]



City of Beacon Has a New Website

Jul 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The City of Beacon has a brand new website, thanks to a shared service partnership with Dutchess County Government. The new website, cityofbeacon.org is now online with a wide variety of helpful tools and information for both residents and visitors including public alerts, events calendars, service directories, and more.    The City of Beacon will maintain […]



Neuhaus: Budget Cost-Reduction Plans Underway

Jun 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus Friday announced several cost-reduction measures aimed at reducing a projected $60 million budget gap for 2015. The county executive has asked county commissioners and heads of departments to develop a budget plan that could be implemented this year. The plan would come on top of a decision made this week […]



Legislative Package Targets Growing Heroin Use in New York

Jun 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the New York State Senate today will act on 23 bills to address issues surrounding the increase in heroin and opioid abuse, addiction, and related crimes in New York. The bills are part of a comprehensive legislative package proposed by the bipartisan New York State Senate […]



Dutchess County Real Estate Market Continues to Rebound

Jun 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Dutchess County real estate market continues to rebound from its performance of the first quarter. The closed unit sale of single family homes for May is just four units below last May, 134 and 130 respectively. The year-to-date closed sales is 8% below last year but has picked up 3% from last month when […]



FBI Launches National Campaign to Address Laser Threat to Aircraft

Jun 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The FBI announced a national campaign to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft, a federal violation that presents danger to pilots, passengers, and those on the ground. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of any individual who aims a laser at aircraft. The […]



Newburgh City Hall Clock Working Again

May 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The City Hall clock is working again after several years!  Mr. Otto took care of the clock outside City Hall for many years and although retired, responded to the call to get it in working order again.  



Cranna Forms Tivoli Citizens Advisory Cabinet

May 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Village of Tivoli Mayor Bryan F. Cranna has announced the formation of the Citizens Advisory Cabinet.  The cabinet will work with the Mayor and serve as a tool to promote dialogue between the Mayor’s Office and residents. Mayor Cranna has appointed six individuals from various neighborhoods to sit on the cabinet.  In addition, the Mayor […]



House Passes Dam Safety Act

May 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

One year after Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) initially introduced the Dam Safety Act, the House of Representatives passed these critical dam safety provisions as part of the final Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) by a vote of 412-4.  In addition to $70 million for dam safety programs, WRRDA invests in water resources […]



Legislation Passed to Make Wappinger Creek Eligible for Federal Funds

May 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) and Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that legislation they authored to define Wappinger Creek as an inland waterway has passed the Assembly and the Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature (A.8315/S.5480-A). As an inland waterway, the creek would be eligible for federal funds for pollution cleanup, wastewater management, waterfront […]